Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

All Minds are created differently, and some may have more difficulty with interpersonal relationships (eye contact, emotional communication, perspective taking, etc.), sensory input (over-stimulation by or seeking specific sensations), as well as changes in routine (e.g. everything must be just so).  This category of “neuro-atypicality” is categorized as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and it can range from mild (e.g. awkwardness in social situations) to severe responses (e.g. mutism and explosive tantrums).  The latest research understands ASD as a neurological mis-wiring, best treated by approaches at slowly retraining the body and mind to intentionally learn and practice the social and individual connections that others may have picked up more easily.